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19 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play

Jan 5, 2016

What has the ability to warm you up AND make you happier and healthier this winter? Physical activity and active outdoor play!

Bundle up the kids, leap into your long johns and step outside into nature's gym—our Canadian winter wonderland.

Here are 19 simple, inexpensive and FUN ways to play outdoors. 

Which ones will you enjoy today?

1. Build a fort

2. Make a snowman

3. Make snow angels

4. Have a snowball fight

5. Go tobogganing

6. Lace up your skates

7. Go snowshoeing

8. Ice hockey

9. Snow soccer

10. Take a hike

11. Build a winter obstacle course

12. Create a skating rink in your own backyard

13. Try curling

14. Build an igloo

15. Geocaching

16. Visit the animals at the zoo

17. Try snowboarding

18. Build a snow slide and try sliding down it on your belly!

19. Enjoy a winter picnic

What are we missing? How do you like to enjoy winter play?

This post was originally published in January 2015. 

Article Author Moblees and ParticipACTION
Moblees and ParticipACTION

The Moblees is a multi-platform "Movement Movement" designed to promote healthy active living among Canadian children. Along with partner organization ParticipACTION, The Moblees aims to provide early intervention strategies to reduce childhood obesity and to inspire a foundational change in the way children and their families move through their daily lives.

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